Subject: Re: stat(1) and find(1)
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/22/2003 13:37:01
In article <>,
Andrew Brown <> wrote:
>i was thinking of of rearranging stat(1)'s source code a little so
>that other programs could include the formatting code with very little
>one such candidate would be find(1), so that you could do things like:
>	find . -type f -stat "%m %N" | sort -n | tail -5
>for example, and find the five newest files under a given directory.
>there would, of course, be a -stat0 operator, and these would satisfy
>the "print something by default" requirement that find asserts.
>it's terribly non-standard, of course, but it might also terribly
>comments?  opinions?  criticisms?  flames?

I like it... What's next -lstat?